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Sherman Williams ready for Evander Holyfield on January 22nd

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2011) – Veteran heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) will step into the ring with Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield on January 22 at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

“My experience boxing Vladamir Klitschko for weeks on end has prepared me to fight the best in the world,” Williams said. “While I respect Evander’s experience in the ring with him having beaten Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and Buster Douglas, I’m in the best shape of my career and I’m going to make it a very long night for Holyfield on Jan. 22.”

Williams, a sparring partner in the Klitschko camps for two years, will battle for Holyfield’s World Boxing Federation heavyweight title.

The event, Redemption in America will fuse championship boxing with world class entertainment, showcasing a high-energy production with music presented by Broadway performers, dancers and aerial artists..

"Our show will be a one-of-a-kind event - real pain, real boxing, real entertainment," Redemption promoter Rick Lazes said.

The show will open with a performance of Ray Charles’ "America," by Tony award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who will play the lead in the upcoming Broadway musical, "Unchain My Heart," which chronicles the life of the late singer, Lazes said.

World-renowned saxophone player Clarence Clemons will also headline a live band between rounds and throughout the night.

Redemption In America presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21.

Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.

For more information about the Holyfield-Williams PPV event go to www.greenbrier.com, www.NCMusicFactory.com or www.integratedsportsnet.com.


EVANDER HOLYFIELD RETURNS TO THE RING

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 4, 2011) -- Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 21 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against battled-tested veteran Sherman“The Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) in a 12-round championship fight January 22, headlining the “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, live from America’s resort -- The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall -- in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Holyfield continues his journey to become the first heavyweight champion to regain the coveted world title four different times.

“Redemption” will fuse world class boxing and entertainment; showcasing a production that includes high-energy music presented by Broadway performers, along with dancers and aerial artists. “Our show will be a one-of-a-kind event – real pain, real boxing, real entertainment,” ARK Promotions president Rick Lazes said. “Redemption is about America and Evander Holyfield on the road back to the top.

“This show is a feel-good story about America starring Evander Holyfield. It opens with a performance of Ray Charles’ ‘America,’ by Tony award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays the lead in the upcoming Broadway play, ‘Unchain My Heart,’ chronicling the life of Ray Charles.”

World renowned saxophone player Clarence Clemons will headline a live band that will be providing high energy musical entertainment to compliment the non-stop boxing action.

Holyfield has fought and beaten a virtual Who’s Who of the heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions during his Hall of Fame-bound, 26-year pro career, including world champions such as Mike Tyson (twice), George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, James “Buster” Douglas, John Ruiz (twice) and Hasim Rahman.

“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

Packages include event tickets, hotel accommodations plus tickets to the Greenbrier Classic PGA Golf Tournament in July and tickets to two concerts starring Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21.

Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.

For more information about the Holyfield-Williams PPV event go to www.greenbrier.com, www.NCMusicFactory.com or www.integratedsportsnet.com.

Article posted on 11.01.2011



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